Ted Dane

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Ted Dane was born in Yonkers, New York in 1964. He became a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson in 1997.

Mr. Dane received his A.B. degree in English in 1986 from Harvard University (magna cum laude), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Dane received his J.D. in 1989 from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

After spending a year as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers, Mr. Dane served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Edwards of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals during the 1990-1991 term.

For seven months in 1998-99, Mr. Dane left Munger Tolles temporarily to work as senior litigation counsel at Warner Bros. During that time period, Mr. Dane was responsible for overseeing and managing claims and lawsuits involving Warner Bros. and its affiliated companies. Mr. Dane rejoined the partnership at Munger Tolles in June 1999.

Throughout his practice at Munger Tolles, Mr. Dane has specialized in complex civil litigation. Mr. Dane’s principal areas of practice are intellectual property, including patent, copyright and trademark litigation, entertainment law and antitrust.

Specific cases Mr. Dane has handled recently include:

  • Representation of Alien Technologies Corp., in patent infringement litigation involving radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  • Representation of Medegen MMS Inc., in an appeal of an adverse judgment in patent litigation suit involving technology relating to medical devices.
  • Representation of Verizon Services Corp., in patent infringement litigation involving telecommunications technology.
  • Representation of Abbott Laboratories, in several patent lawsuits involving pharmaceutical products.
  • Representation of Creative Laboratories Inc., in patent litigation involving computer sound card technology.
  • Representation of Tumbleweed Communications Corp., in patent lawsuits regarding software method for secure e-mail transmission.
  • Representation of Southern California Edison, in patent litigation involving operation of a nuclear power plant.
  • Representation of Microsoft Corp., in antitrust litigation relating to digital media technology.
  • Representation of Occidental Petroleum, in business arbitration involving a joint venture for operation of a California power plant.
  • Representation of Universal Studios, in litigation involving rights to the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” characters.

Mr. Dane has also represented ABC, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, National Medical Enterprises, Planet Hollywood, Salomon Bros., the Seattle Seahawks and numerous other clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial cases in both state and Federal court.

Ted Dane was born in Yonkers, New York in 1964. He became a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson in 1997.

Mr. Dane received his A.B. degree in English in 1986 from Harvard University (magna cum laude), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Dane received his J.D. in 1989 from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

After spending a year as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers, Mr. Dane served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Edwards of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals during the 1990-1991 term.

For seven months in 1998-99, Mr. Dane left Munger Tolles temporarily to work as senior litigation counsel at Warner Bros. During that time period, Mr. Dane was responsible for overseeing and managing claims and lawsuits involving Warner Bros. and its affiliated companies. Mr. Dane rejoined the partnership at Munger Tolles in June 1999.

Throughout his practice at Munger Tolles, Mr. Dane has specialized in complex civil litigation. Mr. Dane’s principal areas of practice are intellectual property, including patent, copyright and trademark litigation, entertainment law and antitrust.

Specific cases Mr. Dane has handled recently include:

  • Representation of Alien Technologies Corp., in patent infringement litigation involving radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  • Representation of Medegen MMS Inc., in an appeal of an adverse judgment in patent litigation suit involving technology relating to medical devices.
  • Representation of Verizon Services Corp., in patent infringement litigation involving telecommunications technology.
  • Representation of Abbott Laboratories, in several patent lawsuits involving pharmaceutical products.
  • Representation of Creative Laboratories Inc., in patent litigation involving computer sound card technology.
  • Representation of Tumbleweed Communications Corp., in patent lawsuits regarding software method for secure e-mail transmission.
  • Representation of Southern California Edison, in patent litigation involving operation of a nuclear power plant.
  • Representation of Microsoft Corp., in antitrust litigation relating to digital media technology.
  • Representation of Occidental Petroleum, in business arbitration involving a joint venture for operation of a California power plant.
  • Representation of Universal Studios, in litigation involving rights to the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” characters.

Mr. Dane has also represented ABC, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, National Medical Enterprises, Planet Hollywood, Salomon Bros., the Seattle Seahawks and numerous other clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial cases in both state and Federal court.